The Lancaster Manor

Historic Bed and Breakfast in Gainesville, TX



This magnificent 135 year old Spanish Victorian Mansion is a historic Bed and Breakfast in Gainesville, TX that will take you back to when things were elegant, simple and hopelessly romantic. Come explore the large Parlors and Dining Rooms adorned with chandeliers and exquisite crown moldings. Original oak hardwood floors, pocket doors and french doors add to the historical significance of this amazing home. Four themed guest rooms to customize your romantic stay that you will remember forever, all with attention to detail with 1000 count Egyptian Cotton Sheets, Soft European Robes, individually controlled air conditioning/heat, ceiling fans and Free WiFi.

When you arrive at our Bed and Breakfast in Gainesville, TX take some time with your welcome drink and famous home made banana nut bread to explore this magnificent estate and the lush grounds. Lay under a cabana by the pool or stroll the gardens of wisteria, roses, hibiscus, honeysuckle and orange blossom. Lay in a hammock made for two under a grand Texas Pecan tree or sit by the bird feeders to see how many species you can count.

The Lancaster Manor offers a Bed and Breakfast experience like no other. Enjoy a made to order hot breakfast, with local farm fresh organic eggs, organic juice and our special blend of freshly ground organic coffee, specialty teas and mimosas are also available. Eat breakfast in the bright and airy Sun Porch, in the formal Dining Room or, even in your room if you like.

A unique dining experience is available in the Private Dining Room (the old Butler’s Pantry) for special occasions or simply to have an amazing gourmet meal with your sweetheart. Dine under a meticulously restored 1890 chandelier with Swarovski crystals and sit in original 1865 Dining Chairs. Choose between five gourmet selections complete with a carafe of wine, champagne or a non-alcoholic wine and home made dessert of your choice.

Relax on our huge wrap around front porch or head to the back and lounge near the pool and hot tub with a refreshing drink in your hand. Relax in the beauty of this Historic 1886 Bed and Breakfast in Gainesville, TX, a beautiful and unique Gilded era mansion with all the luxury and elegance of romantic days gone. Be prepared to be spoiled.

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Reviews from some of our guests:

The home is stunning, warm & peaceful. You will NOT be disappointed!

We were so lucky to find this beautiful fortress during the recent winter storm, the hospitality was A1! I really enjoyed all the authenticity from the natural eggs that our breakfast was made with & sweet jam conserves made with love by Connie. This West Tx girl really appreciated that treat.
The home is stunning, warm & peaceful.
You will NOT be disappointed, we can’t wait to visit again!

Nicole Atkins-Feb. 2021

If you want to feel at home, and well taken of while relaxing. This is it.

Air B&B Review:

If you want to feel at home, and well taken of while relaxing. This is it. The experience is truly one of a kind and well worth it. From scratch dinner and breakfast, stories around every corner, and a laid atmosphere with deep roots.

February 2021-Michael Speal

The Lancaster Manor Bed and Breakfast is a hidden gem in Gainesville, TX!

The Lancaster Manor Bed and Breakfast is a hidden gem in Gainesville, TX! Connie and John are the most amazing hosts and make your stay an experience! The manor has a lot of history associated with it and you can see how it is keep alive the moment you pull up. Almost all of the house has the original floors, windows and doors. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the beds are very comfortable. Connie takes your breakfast order and what time you would like to eat. She and her husband, Chef John, will cook your breakfast fresh from scratch with farm raised ingredients. I will definitely be back!!

February 2021-Kerry Sylvester

Our stay at the Lancaster Manor was absolutely wonderful!

Our stay at the Lancaster Manor was absolutely wonderful! Connie and John Lancaster are a beautiful couple and made our stay so positive and welcoming. My husband and I booked our stay during the winter storm that left mostly all of Texas without electricity or hot water, yet that still didn’t stop the Lancaster’s from surpassing our expectations. Although they didn’t have electricity themselves, they were extremely prepared. They had gas heaters in every room and Connie heated up warm water for my husbands bath by boiling water on the stove. Warm water wasn’t available, however they still made it happen! As soon as we arrived Connie gave us a tour and had freshly baked banana nut bread and brownies ready for us, while John took our bags to our room. The next morning my husband and I had a beautiful private breakfast that was delicious. John makes the best omelettes and Connie makes the yummiest fruit parfaits. If you haven’t booked here you definitely should!

Nour Taha-February 2021

My husband and I were floored with the beauty, history, 5-star service and food, and the personal touch!

Had a private dinner for two at The Lancaster Manor. My husband and I were floored with the beauty, history, 5-star service and food, and the personal touch Connie and John Lancaster provided! We didn’t stay overnight this time but look forward to staying soon. I haven’t felt this close to home (away from home) in many years. If you want an authentic and heart felt experience, not just an average stay, Lancaster Manor is a must.
For dinner, you’ll want to order ahead as all of the food is locally sourced and marinated over night. It’s clear the Lancaster’s are far too humble to admit this but their culinary skills are absolutely superb. A Mediterranean salad that sings to my heart. Our steaks were cooked exactly to order .. only better with that amazing marinade!, crisp asparagus, roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes… and the homemade banana cheesecake was out of this world!
If you’re a history aficionado, there is plenty the Lancaster Manor has to offer. I won’t give away all her gems, you’ll need to check that out yourself. Suffice it to say this couple has the passion and charm only old-world travelers ever find. Once you step inside, you’ll be pleasantly transported to another world. Go, stay, eat, and tell your friends.

January 2021-Rachel Domnitz

It was, from beginning to end, hands down, the most enjoyable weekend we have spent on a getaway.

My wife and I stayed at the Lancaster Manor for our 1 year anniversary. It was, from beginning to end, hands down, the most enjoyable weekend we have spent on a getaway. John and Connie are down to earth, loving people who truly love what they do and it eeks into the atmosphere, the nuances, the steak, the bene’s, and jam. We are forever grateful for the time we got to spend in the manor and with the owners. The future says to go back again.

February 2021-Michael Speal

Our time at the Lancaster Manor was unforgettable!

Our family had a wonderful stay at the Lancaster Manor! Our family needed a few special accommodations due to some changes in our original vacation and I found Connie and John very responsive and extremely helpful. The historic home was beautiful and we enjoyed the decor of the Cowboy room- we all slept great too! Loved the pool and hot tub and it really made our stay entertaining. John’s chef skills were beyond our expectations and breakfast was delicious and decadent! Connie made some yummy banana bread that we had when we arrived and I had to buy more to bring home- it was that good!! My husband and I enjoyed chatting with John about the house and we felt like we had known him and Connie for years. We really needed this getaway and appreciate the thoughtfulness of both Connie and John to make our time at the Lancaster Manor unforgettable! We will definitely be back! Thank you both!

October 2020-Rebecca Hudman

What an amazing Labor Day weekend at Lancaster Manor!!

What an amazing Labor Day weekend at Lancaster Manor!! Connie and John are not only a wonderful couple, but amazing chefs!! There wasn’t a single detail missed when it came to staying here. They have it all covered! Beautiful home, cozy and peaceful atmosphere. I am so glad we came across Lancaster Manor, we definitely will be coming back for another stay in the near future!

September 2020-Amorette Vargas

An amazing stay for our 26th anniversary!

My wife and I had an amazing stay for our 26th anniversary! Connie and John went out of their way to ensure we were extremely well cared for. The Rose Room was amazing and we especially enjoyed having our own fireplace and a super comfy bed, but the most unexpected highlight was the food. We opted to have dinner at the house which was served in the old Butler’s pantry and it was absolutely the perfect decision. Everything was delicious, but I won’t soon forget the Cajun bourbon butter marinated filet, the roasted potatoes and the banana cheesecake. Breakfast the next morning well exceeded our expectations as well, especially based on past stays at other B&Bs.
Connie & John have set the bar extremely high. Their attention to detail and attentiveness to their guests will certainly have us visiting them again!

December 2020-Chad Treadwell

It was a beautiful and calming stay!

Air B&B Review:

I can’t say enough good things about this bed and breakfast along with the owners! it was a beautiful and calming stay. we will definitely be visiting again.

January 2021-Emma Gutierrez

The Lancaster Manor Bed and Breakfast

1306 E. California Street | Gainesville, TX 76240

940. 612.9527 |

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